Ok, so as you know, I am starting a little business making children's pajama sets. At least for now that is all I'll make. I do see myself, in the very near future, adding little dresses and some handbags. Why? Because those are the things I like to sew, and if I don't like what I'm sewing, I won't sew.
So. I need name. Currently I am Canyonwren Handmade, because, well, when you join etsy, you choose a username and that is, forevermore, the name you are stuck with. Canyon Wren is meaningful to me because I am a bird nerd, and the Canyon Wren is my favorite bird. What the hell does that have to do with children's clothes? Nothing. But because I haven't listed anything yet, it is not too late to start another account with a new name.
So, other options I am considering are (and these are available; that's the rub, many of the other names I came up with - such as Sweet Potato Pie - are already taken):
Mairsy Doats: this is from the song my mom taught me when I was little, you know "Mairsy doats and dosey doats and little lamsie divy, a kiddlie divy too, wouldn't you?" Ahem.
Smarty Pants Handmade: I just like it, and I have been known to call people "smarty pants".
Do Re Mi: because I am, above all else, a Sound of Music fanatic. This one, of course, has a special place in my heart.
Favorite Things: see above. I don't think I'm feeling this one so much though.
Spotted Frog: I think it's cute and I could make a very cute logo, but David says it sounds like a disease.
David votes for Canyon Wren because he hates "cutesie" names, and while I definitely lean toward more kitch than he does, I don't do cutsie either. He says that Canyon Wren is "tasteful and elegant and not overly cute." But my friend Christina practically shrieked at me and said "Canyon Wren?! That has nothing to do with anything! Especially hand made clothing for children! It's not fun! It's not playful! YOU SUCK!" Ok, she didn't say that last part but I know she was thinking it.
Again, keep in mind that while I will do mostly kids' clothes (if I ever do branch out to women's clothes, it would be only skirts) and the occasional handbag. So I guess I'd like something somewhat whimsical and/or playful because that is what I'll be doing, and also, that's pretty representative of me.
So, please cast your vote, and soon, so that I can get some labels ordered and get going!!